How does the sculpted body communicate through gesture, facial expression, and pose?
How was it made? See some techniques used to make and decorate jewelry.
Trace global trade routes when ocean-going ships began to carry textiles across the globe.
Discover the unique characteristics of three gothic altarpieces.
Discover the hidden features and intricate interior of this cabinet
This finely crafted piece of furniture has a secret.
Watch Queen Marie Antoinette’s automaton play the dulcimer.
Explore the princely furniture of the Roentgens.
See how Buddhist beliefs and artistic traditions were transmitted along the Silk Road.
Have you ever seen a work of art and simply had to know more about it?
See how nineteenth century technology brought art and science together.
With a turn of a key, this table transforms into a desk. See how it operates and how it may have been used.
Watch a Getty conservator analyze and treat a drawing using a variety of techniques.
Hear how three contemporary photographers apply a panoramic approach to explore a specific city.
Watch conservators study and clean an ancient bronze lamp using a variety of techniques in this short video.
Follow the steps of the mummification process in this short 3-D animation.
Watch a contemporary artist demonstrate gem-carving techniques.
Learn about the techniques used to create a remarkably realistic seventeenth-century sculpture.
This video charts the creative process of an installation by Jim Dine that was inspired by antiquities in the Getty Villa’s collection.
Watch a contemporary sculptor demonstrate the use of traditional tools in this short video.